(1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
(2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden;
(3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
(4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Information Collection Requirement
Title:Public Transportation Systems Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE) Program.
Type of Request:New collection.
OMB Control Number:Not yet assigned.
Form(s):BASE electronic checklist.
Affected Public:Public Transportation Agencies, including buses, rail transit, long-distance rail, and other, less common types of service (cable cars, inclined planes, funiculars, and automated guide way systems).
Abstract:TSA's Public Transportation Systems BASE program was developed to evaluate a transit system/assets security posture through voluntary site visits with security and operating officials of public transportation systems. This program will allow TSA to expand its awareness and understanding of transportation modes and asset security postures in order to enable more effective targeting of security programs and technical assistance to evaluate security, and facilitate sharing of best security practices.
Number of Respondents:140.
Estimated Annual Burden Hours:An estimated 6,440 hours annually.
Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on November 21, 2012.
Susan L. Perkins,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.